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  • hey guys what's up Stefanie the English coach here from EnglishFullTime.com

  • in this video we are going to talk about words that are difficult to pronounce in

  • English now I made a post on Instagram recently you can see it here well if it

  • focuses let me see there we go oh man okay so I made a post on

  • Instagram recently where I basically asked you guys what words are difficult

  • for you to pronounce and this post got lots of comments you guys there's lots

  • of words you're struggling with and some of you said the same words okay like the

  • word entrepreneur apparently that one is a very difficult word to pronounce and I

  • totally understand because I tried pronouncing it slowly and I was like

  • dang how do we say this okay so I am going to go through this list of words

  • with you guys that you helped me create if you're not following me on Instagram

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  • on YouTube let's get into it okay so like I said

  • the word entrepreneur entrepreneur I'm an entrepreneur are you an entrepreneur

  • that word is very difficult the reason why is because people say this word

  • different ways so I'm gonna show you the way I say it and you can say it however

  • you want I say entrepreneur entrepreneur

  • entrepreneur okay and then if I say it quickly it does change a little bit okay

  • listen entrepreneur entrepreneur entrepreneur

  • I'm saying it so fast that it's almost difficult to understand and to hear what

  • I'm saying right entrepreneur entrepreneur it almost sounds like

  • entrepreneur or entrepreneur entrepreneur oh man okay I'm

  • even having trouble showing you how to say this entrepreneur entrepreneur

  • entrepreneur by the way I forgot to say this earlier in the video if you're the

  • kind of person that likes to see the words written on the screen please turn

  • on the subtitles I don't add them to the video because the reason you struggle

  • with the pronunciation in the first place is probably the spelling the

  • spelling often has nothing to do with the way

  • words are pronounced and this is why I've actually had trouble with spelling

  • my entire life you probably don't know this about me but spelling has never

  • been easy for me and I still frequently misspell lots of words because I tend

  • to try to write things the way that they sound and English just is not a phonetic

  • language like that okay next word inevitably inevitably inevitably

  • inevitably okay I'm saying it quickly so you can see and hear how the word is

  • rolling around in my mouth and it just rolls off of my tongue okay inevitably thought thought now the

  • spelling of this word has a T at the end but we don't say thought okay you

  • have to make a glottal stop and say thought thought you're cutting off the

  • sound in the back of your throat okay next architecture architecture architect

  • architect architecture architecture architecture regularly regularly regular

  • regular regularly regularly question question question question question

  • question do you have a question do you have a question I have a question

  • unfortunately unfortunate unfortunately

  • unfortunately unfortunately unfortunately iron iron iron okay this

  • one is difficult I'm sure because of the R sound and a lot of people struggle with

  • this sound it's not "Irron" okay you're not gonna roll your tongue

  • or anything like that iron iron iron iron iron it sounds

  • like I earn like I earn money when I work iron okay anyways February February this

  • one of the words that I always misspell because the spelling looks like

  • February but the way we say it is February

  • February February literally literally she literally said that literally

  • literally litter litter litter so notice I'm not saying lit-er litter its

  • litter litter litter Li literally sixth sixth on the sixth day sixth sixth okay

  • so you have to get the KS sound in there the K s sound six so they are two

  • voiceless sounds next to each other the K and the S and then stick your tongue

  • between your teeth for the sixth sixth sixth okay I know it is difficult but

  • you got this keep practicing you will get it world world

  • now this is a weird word also because it has the R sound were were old world world

  • world and that D notice I'm not saying world okay I'm stopping the sound in the

  • back of my throat again world okay but I'm lifting my tongue in the front as if

  • I'm going to make the D sound but I don't bring it down I do not flap it for

  • the D okay I do not say world I don't bring the tongue down but I do stop the

  • sound in the back of my mouth and lift my tongue to get ready for the D sound

  • but I don't make it okay world try that daughter daughter

  • daughter daughter width width the width is 5 feet width now this word is

  • also difficult because of that glottal stop so I don't say wiDTh

  • okay I say width width width so you do have to make a glottal stop in

  • between the I and the TH sound that is the D it is not wiDTh okay its width width

  • width width the width is 5 feet next hallelujah

  • or hallelujah people pronounce this word a couple different ways right so you

  • have hallelujah hallelujah or you have hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

  • hallelujah congratulations congratulations this is a very important

  • word to know because you have to use it all the time but if you struggle with

  • saying the long version you can just say hey congrats Congrats the long version

  • would be congratulations congratulate

  • congratulate congratulations congratulations

  • changed changed chain changed

  • changed she changed her hair color changed watched watched I hear a lot of

  • people say watchED it it's not watchED it's watched with that T sound at the end

  • okay the T watched characteristic characteristic so again we're glottalizing

  • that C I'm not actually saying charaCteristic because it's really

  • difficult try saying CT CT it doesn't work so we say characteristic

  • characteristic characteristic characteristic

  • schedule schedule schedule I do hear a lot of people

  • mispronouncing this one schedule schedule should've should've you should

  • have told me should've should've okay this is the contraction of should have

  • and when people say this quickly they literally

  • just say should've and it sounds like should of okay and some people even

  • misspell it because it literally sounds literally literally literally it

  • literally sounds like should of so they spell should of when it should be the

  • contraction of should have okay should 've and could've could've could've

  • okay notice how the 'VE part is very reduced

  • I'm not saying could OF I mean some people do say that sometimes you could

  • have told me right but if you're saying it quickly you're just gonna say could've

  • you could've told me could've could've could've you could've

  • told me unconscious unconscious unconscious unconscious caught

  • caught caught so I'm not saying caughT right we are glottalizing that T I'm

  • saying caught I caught you I caught you vocabulary

  • vocab vocab

  • vocabulary vocabulary okay I don't really say vocabulary no

  • vocabulary vocabulary vocabulary murderer that's a tough one

  • murderer he's a murderer or the guy in the TV show is a murderer murderer so

  • you're basically saying murder ER right you're adding your doing ER ER but it

  • almost sounds like one long ER murderer murderer so what I like to tell people

  • is just sit on it right murderer murderer murderer and try it again and

  • again until you get it right you will get it comfortable come come

  • comfortable comfortable comfortable 33 33 he is 33 years old 30

  • 30 30 30 33 33 available available museum we're gonna go to the

  • museum museum later we're gonna go to the museum

  • later museum museum museum we are gonna go to the museum later

  • research research research worth worth

  • worth worth so I've noticed that you guys struggle a lot with the WOR sound world

  • worth word okay so these are words that you have to I was gonna say that you

  • have to struggle with these are words that you have to practice again and

  • again WOR get that sound in your head WOR so you can say it

  • automatically match the tone match the pitch match the sound you will get it

  • opportunity opportunity opportunity

  • this is a great opportunity opportunity to practice your pronunciation through

  • through through through though though though unfortunately unfortunate

  • unfortunate on for unfortune unfortunate unfortunately unfortunately

  • unfortunately unfortunately foreign foreign foreign foreign

  • throughout throughout throughout thoroughly thoroughly

  • thoroughly thoroughly posture posture I always have to work on my posture

  • posture posture truth truth be careful when you see the TR

  • together because most of the time it makes that CH sound truth tree treason okay

  • throw throw throw walk walk work work work work although although

  • although earthquake earthquake earthquake notice I'm cutting off the

  • K sound I don't really say earthquaKe okay it's earthquake earthquake you really

  • have to practice that glottal stop because we use it so much in English

  • rarely rarely rare rare rare rare ly rarely approximately approximate

  • approximate approximately approximately approximately approximately thirteen

  • third third

  • 13:13 jewelry jewelry Jewelry jewelry jewel jewel jewel

  • and some people say jewelry jewelry jewel jewel jewel jewelry

  • smoothie smoothie smoothie I've heard people mess this one up to

  • smoothie smoothie smooth smooth smooth smooth smoothie even

  • even even even even event event event tomorrow we're going to a

  • big event event event Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Massachusetts acquaintances

  • acquaintances acquaintances acquaint acquaint acquaint acquaintances ok

  • acquaintance phenomenon phenomenon phenomenon

  • phenomena phenomenon phenomenon

  • phenomenon phenomenon choir choir choir she sings in a choir choir choir battery

  • battery batter batter batter batter batter battery battery unbelieve believed

  • believable unbelievable unbelievable appropriate appropriate appropriate

  • appropriate appropriate appreciate appreciate appreciate

  • young young he is a young man young young bottle bottle battle

  • battle bottle bottle battle battle button button button button button

  • mountain mountain that's a big mountain mountain mountain mountain mountain

  • would would get some wood so we can make a fire wood we need wood to make a fire

  • wood good that's a good idea good good conscientious conscientious

  • anxious anxious anxious conscientious Rhapsody Rhapsody

  • Rhapsody Carol Carol this is a person's name Carol Carol

  • pearl pearl pearl the oyster had a pearl inside okay you guys that's all

  • I have time for in this video but if there are other words that you're

  • struggling with if you want me to make another video like this please let me

  • know in the comments let me know what words you struggle with let me know if

  • this video helped you I know it was really long and we covered lots of words

  • so maybe it was really boring sorry but I'm really hoping that I can help as

  • many of you as possible with as many words as possible by making videos like

  • this so again if you struggle with any words in English that I did not cover in

  • this lesson please let me know in the comments two let me know if this was

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